The Deep South USA Blog
The Ultimate Music Road Trip
The Ultimate Music Road Trip in Deep South USA. Part 1: Get ready!
Deep South USA is the birthplace of practically all popular music. Blues, soul, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll were born here, just like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke and Justin Timberlake. No better place to embark on the Ultimate Music Road Trip – the one you’ve been dreaming about for ages! In this ongoing series, we’ll show you where to go.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Mardi Gras
We're on countdown for Mardi Gras - one of the biggest parties in the South! But here's ten things you might not know about Mardi Gras...
Alabama Tourism Department wins major international award
The Alabama Tourism Department has won an International Travel and Tourism Award – the first U.S. state tourism department to ever win that honour.
Liverpool and Memphis Unite as 'Rock 'n' Soul Mates'
A plaque celebrating Liverpool and Memphis’s relationship as musical Rock ‘n’ Soul Mates has been unveiled in Mathew Street. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and Kevin Kane, president of Memphis Tourism, officially unveiled the latest link between the two cities, with an identical plaque being placed in world-famous Beale Street in Memphis where blues and rock ‘n’ roll were born.
Spooky Halloween Events in New Orleans
Halloween is one of the largest parties in the Crescent City and it makes for a spooky, wild and crazy night offering something for kids and adults alike! From ghost tours, Voodoo festivals and fancy dress street parties, New Orleans welcomes all to enjoy Halloween in the "The Most Haunted City in America."
What's New in Memphis
There's never been a better time, or as many opportunities, to experience, explore, dine with locals and adventure outside in Memphis.
Celebrate Dollywood's Fall Festival this Autumn!
From the 27th September until 2nd November Dollywood celebrates a harvest festival in its own uniquely-Dolly way. The treetops of the Great Smoky Mountains slowly begin to change from lush greens to the beautiful autumnal colours of orange and reds.
Finding William Faulkner - the Mississippi Writers Trail leads the way to world-class authors
The Mississippi Writers Trail now honours William Faulkner. The latest marker of the new state-wide trail stands in front of Faulkner's Southern home Rowan Oak in the university town of Oxford. The sign was unveiled during a ceremony held on the 10th of October 2019.
Outdoor Activities in Deep South USA
From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll discover unsurpassed natural beauty and activities as varied as paddleboarding, ziplining, mountain climbing, hiking and golfing. Here is a sample from each state of different outdoor experiences for you...
Experience a new level of Fandom in Tennessee!
When you think “Tennessee”, your first thought would probably be live music or whiskey. However, close behind is the array of sports and sports teams on offer. From American football to baseball, ice hockey to racing; there is exciting sports entertainment for everyone.